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2011-01-26 • A New York Times article recently featured the SMARTwheel, a steering wheel attachment that uses sensors to alert drivers when they remove a hand from the wheel for too long. The alarm is intended to... Read more

 

2011-01-11 • AgeLab researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler spoke at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine this past Tuesday, Jan. 4. The focus of the discussion was the use of... Read more

 

2010-12-20 • The recent crack-down on cell phone use while driving has led many to rely upon hands-free devices to continue their conversations behind the wheel. But recent AgeLab findings indicate that, hands-... Read more

 

2010-11-17 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin spoke with Tom Ashbrook on NPR's On Point. He discussed Elderly Drivers and Taking the Keys. To read more and listen to the clip, click here.

 

2010-11-12 • AgeLab will be featured on the special "Future Family: Life in the Digital Age" on the Discovery Channel this Saturday, November 13 at 8:00am EST. It is scheduled to repeat in that... Read more

 

2010-11-05 • AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer spoke at the Andover Senior Center this Friday to give an overview of current trends in older driver safety and the future automotive technology. Highlighted were... Read more

 

2010-11-04 • AgeLab findings were released today in a Wired article and a press release by Ford Motor Company Using a specially equipped 2010 Lincoln MKS test vehicle, AgeLab researchers teamed up with Ford Motor... Read more

 

2010-11-03 • The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) featured findings from AgeLab in Older Patients: Safe Behind the Wheel? The article addressed how many physicians hesitate to recommend revoking... Read more

 

2010-10-29 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin will be giving the keynote address at the 3rd annual UCLA Technology & Aging Conference today. The conference will highlight the latest developments intended to... Read more

 

2010-10-29 • My money’s on Joe. That’s what Fiscal Times blogger Michael Hodin wrote about AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin in his Oct. 28 entry of Age and Reason. Hodin highlighted several AgeLab... Read more

 

2010-10-26 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin will be a guest speaker for the Transportation@MIT 2010 Seminar Series on Tuesday, Nov 2. In his lecture, entitled The Future is Gray, Small & Female: Disruptive... Read more

 

2010-10-21 • On October 21, AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer visited transportation engineering graduate students at the University of Massachusetts as part of the New England University Transportation Center... Read more

 

2010-10-20 • AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin discusses the future of safe mobility for older drivers on the New York Time’s Room For Debate. His opinion piece, entitled “How to Avoid a Surge of Shut-Ins... Read more

 

2010-10-19 • In understanding how distraction changes our driving habits, it's the little things that count. Researchers Bryan Reimer and Bruce Mehler of the AgeLab and New England University Transportation... Read more

 

2010-10-13 • On-going research at the New England Center was recently featured by NECN after reporter Greg Wayland took the MIT AgeLab's fully equipped Lincoln MKS for a test drive. Researchers at the lab have... Read more

 

2010-09-29 • Joe Coughlin will be visiting the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design this Friday, October 1 to speak about new trends in aging, technology and care at the New Aging international... Read more

 

2010-09-23 • AgeLab researcher Bryan Reimer attended the Distracted Driving Summit in Washington D.C. this week. The event showcased achievements in research, public education and policy that have contributed to... Read more

 

2010-09-20 • Researchers utilizing the AgeLab’s Miss Daisy were given an award for Best Transactions Paper by the IEEE for their publication entitled, “Detection of driver fatigue caused by sleep... Read more

 

2010-09-03 • Difficult as it is for a family to prepare for a natural disaster, caring for an older family member who may have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia poses extra challenges that few know how to... Read more

 

2010-08-25 • The AgeLab's AGNES put its best foot forward on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, which aired a segment on the Age Gain Now Empathy System. AGNES, a suit designed to give its wearers... Read more

 

2010-08-23 • The AgeLab e-Home Social Kitchen project, led by Professor Oli deWeck and Daisuke Asai, will be featured on NPR's All Things Considered today, at 4 and 6:20 pm. The e-Home project finds solutions to... Read more

 

2010-08-10 • Dr. Joseph Coughlin, AgeLab Director, has been named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) through its Behavioral and Social Sciences Section. He was recognized for his outstanding... Read more

 

2010-08-10 • There has been a considerable amount of attention to and public interest in brain fitness programs for an aging population. Some of these programs suggest that they may improve driving performance. A... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Led by Bryan Reimer, a team of AgeLab and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers studied how individuals with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are distracted by... Read more

 

2010-07-30 • Summer intern Alex Lee and MIT undergraduate Marcel Sanchez collaborated on the AgeLab’s E-Home Project, which applies monitoring technology developed by MIT and NASA to the domestic kitchen as... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-20 • Three papers involving AgeLab research appeared at the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, which was held in Miami, Florida. A paper led by Bryan Reimer, presented a... Read more

 

2010-07-16 • Ying Wang, postdoctoral associate at the AgeLab and New England University Transportation Center, was unanimously elected Regional Director of Western Asia for The International Traffic Medicine... Read more

 

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